The Wind Beneath Their Wings...

Motivation is the fuel behind achievement. Some children seem to have an intuitive ability to work toward achievement, but for others, encouragement is often necessary. For parents, helping their children to feel supported must be measured against the development of new skills. Children’s motivation partly depends on their feeling that they matter to others. From infancy, that feeling helps them believe in themselves. Why would any child be motivated to take on a new challenge if she sees herself as a failure? Motivation begins at birth. Parents start the process by loving their baby, holding her, cooing, singing and rocking, setting up rhythms of smiling, vocalizing and touching that make

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